Islamabad: According to a recent news report, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved a total of 5 projects for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gwadar for Rs. 58.5 billion. At a meeting chaired over by the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, the CDWP itself approved two development projects with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 5 billion and referred three projects worth Rs. 53.5 billion for approval to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council.
The projects taken up by the CDWP pertained to Food and agriculture, governance, transport, and communications. The CDWP discussed Gwadar-Lesbella Livelihood Support Project Phase-II related to food and agriculture sector involving an estimated cost of Rs. 12.329 billion and referred it to ECNEC for formal approval.
Three projects related to transport and communications were presented in the meeting. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Rehabilitation Project under PKHA portfolio worth Rs. 28.156 billion was also referred to as the ECNEC for approval. The revised PC-1 of the project envisages rehabilitation of 274km of existing provincial highway network in the province.
Another project of the transport and communication sector namely Feasibility Study and Dualization of Mardan Swabi Road worth Rs13.024bn was also recommended to the Ecnec for approval.
Another project related to governance sector Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Unit in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (UNDP Assisted)-1 Revised worth Rs. 700.268 million was also approved in the meeting.
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